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On 8/24/2019 at 12:01 PM, Jim Katen said:

I've never seen that with northern turtles. Is it a southern turtle thing? Is there a name for a group of turtles, like a flock or a herd? 

That's common here, whether in the zoo, lakes, swamps or basin.  I don't know what a group of them are called, except for maybe 'buncha turtles'.  We don't get fancy here.

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On 8/24/2019 at 10:01 AM, Jim Katen said:

I've never seen that with northern turtles. Is it a southern turtle thing? Is there a name for a group of turtles, like a flock or a herd? 

I've seen them lined up like that here in the Pacific NW. These are painted turtles at Steigerwald Lake, which is a few miles east of Vancouver WA.

Western painted turtle.jpg

Western painted turtle 2.jpg

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I keep a 3' x 9' wood raft in my lake along the shore especially for the turtles to sun on.  I have had as many as 150 on there.  I found the secret is to keep the top of the raft as close to the water line as possible to facilitate ease in climbing on. 

 

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